NEW – Masterclass Internships 2016

PCA is excited to offer limited places for our new masterclass internship program:  The two specialist 11-week masterclass internships will commence August 16, 2016 at Djanbung Gardens, one in all aspects of food production Garden-to-Table, and the other in Bamboo,...

Making Cassava Flour

Cassava flour is easy to make with basic kitchen equipment. It’s gluten free for those with celiac problems. I use it for making pancakes, slices and cookies, and mix it (half/half) with other flours for making breads or pizza dough. Cassava, also known as Tapioca or...

Courses in Hong Kong – Robyn Francis 2016

Robyn Francis will be teaching a PDC, Permaculture Aid course and Urban Permaculture seminar in Hong Kong, March-April 2016. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn with one of permaculture’s leading practitioners and trainers. The training series is being...

China’s First Eco-village Conference

Sunshine Ecovillage in Anji, Huzhou, inland from Shanghai, hosted China’s first major ecovillage conference in October, 2015. I was invited to be a keynote speaker by one of the organising team, Jiang, who participated in the Shenzhen PDC in 2014 and joined us for the...

Treasure Trove of the Meadows

Meadows – a treasure trove of biodiversity The herb meadows were once an essential component of traditional farming systems in Bavaria and other parts of Europe. I lived in rural Bavaria (Southern Germany) for three years in the mid 1970s, and was fascinated by...

Permaculture Solutions for Climate Change IPC-12

At the International Permaculture Convergence in Epping Forest, UK, 2015, members of permaculture organizations from five continents formed Permaculture Climate Change Solutions. Our first undertaking was to create a comprehensive statement of the permaculture...

Wild Foraging in Iceland

I’ve just been on a wild forage walk harvesting a salad for dinner tonight. This has become a daily joy since I arrived here in Iceland three days ago. On the bus journey from the airport into Reykjavik I noticed a lot of familiar plants growing on the roadside...
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